Best DIY’s for Mothers day gifts

mothers day collageMothers Day is coming up. . . and I found a few very fun DIY’s that might be fun to make for the mother figure in your life. Its last week of the holidays so a few of these might be fun to make with the kids and keep them occupied.

Modge Podge Bowls. Using tissue paper you could make these with any colour combo.

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DIY Bath Bombs. Dont forget to give Mum an hour off so she can actually enjoy these ;)

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Diy Dip Dye Succulent Pots. These would be quite easy to make with the kids and wouldn’t take too long, which is a bit YES in my house. Ispydiy_dipdyedpot5

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DIY Orange Tea. How special to make your mum a special tea blend
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DIY jewelry dishes. I have a jewelry dish by my bed and one in the bathroom and they are so handy to pop your rings and bits in. How special to have a hand-made one.

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DIY Home made extract. These take a couple of weeks to sit, so start NOW and they will be ready for Mothers Day.

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DIY Dots and Stripes washer and dryer. Make your mums laundry a little more special by jujshing up the washer and dryer as a surprise. PS. . . I would check before you make over the washer. While I would be totally stoked about this. Someone elses mum may be PISSED ;)

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Now GO. RUN. Make something special for your Mumma. If you can’t make stuff, you can always jump online and by something from us or pop in store and have a little look and we can totally help you find something for the special Mum in your life.

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DIY Pom Pom Wall Hanging

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Pinterest Picks

Pinterest Picks are BACK yewwwwww.  It’s getting a little crisper in the morning and at night and although my bones don’t love the cold, my soul quite loves it. I love summer. But I get to a point where I can’t wait for winter because I could look at winter fashion all day every day. And this winter is RIGHT up my all. Lots of Black, lots of sneakers, lots of happy.

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My Fifth child

Did you know I have like 5 kids right now. Well only two of them are actual human beings that I grew in my guts, but the others are almost as loved and most certainly as much work.

CHILD 1: Iggy is a real human. He is almost 8(in June) he is a Gemini, with two very gorgeous personalities.

One gentle and quiet, one a little giggly and loves talking about farts. His long beachy blonde hair just suits him and his personality to a tee.

He was a shy baby and its only been the last couple of years and especially the last year he is coming out of his gorgeous little shell. He has a beautiful heart and when we walk around school, girls(like all of them, of all ages) stop and stare at him :) Its adorable. . .for now.

I will turn into a hardcore mumma bear when girls come knocking at his door. . . or boys who knows, last year he wanted to marry  his buddy Tom and this year he wants to marry Me or Maybe Noushy(his kindy girlfriend), so who knows who will be knocking in 10 years(20 if I get my own way). But for right now he is my favourite boy. . .Did you know I find it super weird to say ‘my son’. . .I have no clue why but it sounds so weird coming out of my mouth. I can say ‘My kids’ but when talking about them specifically I can’t say ‘my son’ or ‘my daughter’. . . .but hey, I’m a  glorious weirdo

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Tiffanie Turner- The magnificent Paper Flower maker

I was scrolling through Pinterest AS PER USUAL, and found  Giant Paper flower and knew I needed to see more. I discovered the creator of the Giant paper bloom was a very talented maker from San Francisco by the name of Tiffanie Turner The married mother of two, creates GIANT and small flowers from paper, but the realistic nature of the flowers is what drew me in at first. They  are just freaking stunning. I would love one(or more) on my wall. Take a little look for yourself. SO gorgeous

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dahliaFor all of Tiffanie’s amazing work check out her website

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Real Living X Freedom

So on Tuesday, I was lucky enough to be invited to the most gorgeous lunch for the Freedom launch of Real Living Magazine’s very gorgeous(and super extra nice. . . and is a fan of our little Minty) editor Deb Bibby’s new range.  Freedom have ALWAYS been very kind to me and I was very excited to be getting out of the house and having lunch with a few friends and meeting new friends and finally seeing friends actual faces in real life, not just on Instagram.

We rocked up to the Royal Botanic Gardens at the Palm House, which is stunning btw, and if you need a good place to get married, holy crap its perfect. So my gorgeous friend Sonia from Life Love and Hiccups drove herself and I into the big smoke gas bagging away and laughing as we always do when we get to catch up.

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DIY Glittery Easter eggs.

I did a little sparkly DIY easter eggs, just for the lovely bellaMUMMA and you too can relax over the weekend and get your hands all sparkly and make some cute eggs. I must also mention that last night our dog Coco ate one of the sparkly glitter eggs. She will be shitting glitter for days. I have always wanted a unicorn. Now I have one. It’s a lot hairier than I imagined.

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LUCKY 44

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Meet Tanya. Tanya is my friend. We fell in love with each other a few years back. Our mutual love of all the ‘naughty’ words that people constantly tell me not to say, and tell me they are UNFOLLOWING me very loudly to my face, bound us together as sisters of slag mouth. Basically we swear very well, and we like to say what’s on our minds a bit louder than the average bear. When Tanya first opened her shop ‘The Lovely Bird’ I took her under my facebook messenger wing, and told her it would be ‘OK’ in those not so ‘ok’ times, that can be scary as FUCK in retail land. The first year or two is very hard. . .it’s still not a walk in the park, but you learn how to cope because you get a  few years behind you ;)  Some days can be quiet, some days can be chaos. I was glad I was able to help get her through a couple of rough times. Well not just me alone. . I sound like I was the freaking messiah of retail counselling. There was a little gang of us all supporting each other. Retail boss ladies need to stick together. (more…)

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More Instagrammers to follow

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I started a little post about Instagrammer you need to follow. Then life did its ridiculous thing and made me forget to keep adding more. There are SO many amazing Instagrammers out there. They inspire me daily.

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Colour picks on Pinterest

I am so in love with these dreamy colours. The softer pinks and darker greens and softer more blue muted toned turquoise remind me of a cross between Palm Springs and a beach side Mexican Village. And Everything Palm Springs is so hot right now. I just want everything in the world to be these colours today. Do you have a favourite colour combo?!

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